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Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
the speed limit. william rockefeller jr. wasn't completely focused according to law enforcement officials and rail union chief. the engineer said he slipped into a daze just before the crash. >> he zoned out. had one of those whoa where you drive the car, stair at the same thing so long. he zoned. he caught himself but too late. >> tuesday the ntsb said alcohol tests for rockefeller and the crew came back negative. they wouldn't comment on his state of mind but found no sign of mechanical trouble. >> there's no indication the brake systems were not functioning properly. >> just two weeks before the crash the ntsb says rockefeller switched from night shift to day shift. he clocked in sunday 5:04 a.m. second day of a workweek. he typically worked nine how are shifts and was supposed to make two round trips that day. >> there's indication he would have gotten full restored sleep. >> rockefeller hasn't been seen publicly since the crash. the former supervisor and friend came to his defense. >> it was everyday practices for him. >> there's been a tremendous amount of work ov
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
been at the controls. the cbs news law enforcement source says the 20-year mta veteran told first responders at the scene he hit the brakes as he was approaching the curve but the brakes didn't work. >> this train made nine stops prior to derailing. at this point, we are not aware of any problems with the brakes. >> reporter: investigators have tested the train's engineer for drugs and alcohol. they have not yet released those results. his cell phone is also in their hands. they are examining it to see if he was on the phone while the train was beginning to go off the tracks. charlie, norah? >> jeff, thank you. >>> and the new is getting mixed reviews this morning after its first major test. many who tried the revamped insurance website say it is working better. but others report they're still having some trouble. today president obama opens a new effort to highlight the positive side of the affordable care act. major garrett is at the white house this morning. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. with a speech schedu
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
extensions of older laws that were set to expire. hope appears to be dwindling for the small deal between house and budget leaders that wanted to replace the federal spending cuts known as sequester with smarter cuts and revenue. >> when will they learn to say yes? >> reporter: john boehner argued senate democrats were to blame for this year's inaction because they wouldn't consider the bills. >> this year is going down as the least productive in congressional history. what can you and others do to change that? >> look at the number of bills passed by the senate you can see where the problem is. >> reporter: >> reporter: >> reporter: report the senate is in the midst of a two week recess despite all these deadlines. one bright spot i suppose norah and charlie, for the first time in many years congress is not facing the manufactured crisis this holiday season like a fiscal cliff or government shutdown. several lawmakers told me their lives threatened to leave them if they allowed another crisis to ruin yet another family christmas. >> now to a new security threat.
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
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Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit or call 1-800-medicare > >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald >>> good morning, everybody. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. bart's two biggest unions are working on a lawsuit against the transit agency over their contract dispute. the "san francisco examiner" reports a union official said a suit could be filed this week. the issue is the tentative contract the union members approved in october. bart directors removed a family leave provision before they voted to ratify the deal. >>> san francisco's muni agency is reminding riders to be on alert this holiday season. robberies and cell phones thefts have been a problem on some buses. muni wants people coming into the city to shop, to be careful and alert. stay with us traffic and weather in just a moment. would you rather have spoons for hands or elbows for ears? i'd rather have food. [gasp] let's make a late night foody call and get -
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